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NATURE
· Mammals in Winter
FIRST PEOPLES
· Living In A Storied Land
HISTORY
· Forts and Traders
This is a link to a map of the forests of British Columbia with optional close-ups of Northeastern British Columbia, Cariboo-Chilcotin and Central Coast.

FOCUS  Northeastern British Columbia -- Cold Forest

Mammals in Winter
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The fur of many mammals is thickest and most beautiful in winter. These winter furs were a valuable commodity in the fur trade, the commerce that first drew Europeans into the Cold Forest and linked them with the First Nations. The trade in furs continues today. Thirteen of the 19 mammals classified as fur-bearers in British Columbia are important in the annual fur harvest in the Cold Forest. Here are a few examples.

Image 1
This is a photograph of a Red Squirrel.

Image 2
This is a photograph of a Beaver.

Image 3
This is a photograph of the side view of a Marten poking its head up out of a tree.

Image 4
This is a photograph of a lynx.

Image 5
This is a photograph of the side view of a wolverine on snow covered ground.

Image 6
This is a photograph of a grey wolf on snow covered ground facing the camera.

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